Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Intern's first blog

Today's guest blog comes from our very own intern Gemma Eldridge.

She has been with us for about three weeks working on pieces for the Orphans International Fashion SHow which took place two days ago in Brighton. I asked her to do a blog on her first behind the scenes fashion show, and here it is in her own words...


My First Fashion Show by Gemma Eldridge

For many years I have been to watch various fashion shows, but this was my first opportunity to be backstage amongst the madness! The fashion show was held in an underground car park at a Brighton hotel, which I thought was a fantastic and innovative location. The atmosphere surrounding the fashion show was so electric as everyone was buzzing around arranging the hair and make up for their models and doing very final fittings and alterations.

photo copyright Gemma Eldridge 

I got to watch the models do their run through of walking down the catwalk, which includes a lot more than just simply walking as there was different choreography needed for the different designers. I was helping dress the models who were wearing clothes by designers, Kezia Byass, Illustrated People, Pocket London and Peter Twiss. Helping dress the models was manic, making sure each one had the correct set of outfits for their next walk down the catwalk and getting them out of one outfit and into another in a matter of seconds, which proves a lot harder when they have complex or tight fitting clothes. It was definitely a good experience working in the middle of it.

I managed to get a peek at Chrissie's collection go down the catwalk, it all looked fabulous and was amazing to see the final garments all complete on the models after all the hard work that was put into each piece of clothing.

The opportunity of working backstage at a fashion show was fantastic and cannot wait for my final collection to be going down the catwalk at the end of my third year!


Some more on the fashion show in another post.
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